Author: Rob Rubinoff

C Spire TV is Helping Cupid Sharpen His Aim This Valentine’s Day

C Spire TV is Helping Cupid Sharpen His Aim This Valentine’s Day

Stuck for a last-minute Valentine’s Day date idea? C Spire has you covered. We’ve curated an awesome list of Hollywood’s favorite love and Valentine’s themed movies. All you need to do is cook up your boo’s favorite dish (or order up some fancy take-out), turn on the TV, and you’ll be on your way to creating the memorable evening you both deserve!

Open the C Spire TV app and head to the Movies tab, where you’ll find our exclusive “Be My Valentine” curated list.

Don’t have C Spire TV and fiber internet yet? See if you’re in a fiberhood here.

Help Your Kids Be Internet Awesome!

Help Your Kids Be Internet Awesome!

In order for our kids to be able to take advantage of the internet, we need to be sure that they are prepared to make informed decisions. Google has created an interactive online game called Interland that allows kids to play and learn about internet safety at the same time.

Here are some of Google’s tips to stay safe online:

Smart – Share with Care

  • Thoughtfully consider what you share and with whom
  • Understand the consequences that come along with sharing
  • Keep extra sensitive information to yourself

Alert – Don’t Fall for Fake

  • Know how to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s fake
  • Understand phishing and how to report it
  • Spot the signs of a potential scam

Strong – Secure Your Secrets

  • Take responsibility for protecting important information
  • Craft a unique and memorable password
  • Create a strong password by combining characters, numbers and symbols

Kind – It’s Cool to Be Kind

  • Use the amplifying power of the internet to spread positivity
  • Block mean-spirited or inappropriate behavior
  • Speak up against bullying and report it every time

Brave – When in Doubt, Talk It Out

  • Speak up when you notice inappropriate behavior
  • Stand up when you see something you are not comfortable with
  • Report when you witness people being treated poorly online

Be Internet Awesome

Season 2 of Truck Night In America Premiering Jan 31

Season 2 of Truck Night In America Premiering Jan 31

HISTORY’s hit series is back for a new season, as 50 new truck owner competitors compete to be the Last Truck Standing. In each episode of Truck Night in America, five of our off-road warriors will tackle the “Green Hell,” a fierce obstacle course and a beast to be slayed, in a series of grueling challenges that test their craftsmanship and driving chops to the limit. We find that these contestants love their trucks. They are a passion point, a labor of love, and a member of the family.

Tune in to season two starting January 31, 2019 on History (ch. 106).

Learn more and sign up for C Spire TV.

Upgrade Your Fire TV Experience With This New Alexa Voice Remote

Upgrade Your Fire TV Experience With This New Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon has released a new remote control that includes new power and volume controls. Meaning you may never have to go back and forth between your Fire TV remote and your TV’s remote again!

Currently priced at around $15, this remote would be an awesome upgrade for those
C Spire TV customers that are looking to make their experience even more streamlined.

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At present, the new Alexa Voice Remote control works with the following Fire TV devices:

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Learn more and purchase your new Alexa Voice Remote with Power and Volume Control today and take a step towards streamlining your entertainment experience.

Alabama vs. Clemson National Championship Game Time & TV Info

Alabama vs. Clemson National Championship Game Time & TV Info

After this past weekend’s semifinal games, the College Football Playoff National Championship Game contenders are set. The Alabama Crimson Tide will face the Tigers of Clemson University at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

When: Monday, January 7, 2019

Where: Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California

What Time: 7:00 pm (Central) kickoff

What C Spire TV Channels: 

  • 200 – ESPN – Main Broadcast
  • 202 – ESPN2 – Alternative Broadcast
  • 206 – ESPNU – Alternative Broadcast
  • 220 – SECN – Alternative Broadcast

Live Stream: ESPN App (Log in using your C Spire TV credentials)

TV Broadcast Team: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor

Halftime Entertainment: Imagine Dragons

NFL Draft 2018 on ESPN

NFL Draft 2018 on ESPN

For the 39th straight year, ESPN is the home for ALL your NFL Draft coverage.

Trey Wingo, Mel Kiper Jr, Louis Riddick, and Kirk Herbstreit will be at AT&T Stadium/Jerry World in Arlington Texas, Thursday April 26th, and we’ll have every pick through the 28th.

There could be plenty of surprises with this stellar class!

All three days are also streaming live on the ESPN App.

Jeremy Wade’s Might Rivers Premiers Sunday April 8 on Animal Planet

Jeremy Wade’s Might Rivers Premiers Sunday April 8 on Animal Planet

Nature’s majestic freshwater giants are disappearing at an alarming rate. For extreme angler and biologist Jeremy Wade, known for investigating stories of monstrous and mysterious fish in Animal Planet’s River Monsters, this is dramatic evidence that some of the world’s most important rivers are in trouble.

He’ll be taking the pulse of the Amazon, the Ganges, the Yangtze, the Mississippi, the Danube, and the Zambezi to understand how exploitation and pollution are contributing to the ruin of rivers that were once the lifeblood of communities and home to his beloved monsters.

Tune in live or set your DVR to record Jeremy Wade’s Mighty Rivers Sunday, April 8th at 8pm.

Good Bones on HGTV Premiering April 10

Good Bones on HGTV Premiering April 10

Mother and daughter duo Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak are setting out to revitalize their hometown of Indianapolis one property at a time. They’re buying up rundown homes and transforming them into stunning urban remodels. With Mina’s real estate know-how and Karen’s no-nonsense legal background, these ladies are unstoppable in getting a property they want and enlisting their family’s help with demo and construction. When it comes to exciting new homes in the city of Indianapolis, it all comes down to Good Bones.

New Season of Outrageous Acts of Science Premiers on Science Channel Tonight

New Season of Outrageous Acts of Science Premiers on Science Channel Tonight

Science Channel’s OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE blasts back for a new season featuring the internet’s craziest homemade science stunts and experiments. In each episode, science experts break down the most clever, funniest, most daring, and bizarre clips from around the world – all counting down to the most outrageous act!

Among this season’s highlights are a man pulling a car with his eye sockets, a breathless dive to the bottom of the world’s deepest pool, a homemade tank, the world’s first skydive from a drone, and more! OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE premieres Wednesday, February 28th at 9c on Science Channel (ch. 764).

Understanding Replay TV & Start Over Features on C Spire TV

Understanding Replay TV & Start Over Features on C Spire TV

We’ve had a few customers call in or utilize on online product feedback / suggestion forum about Replay TV and Start Over features. This post is meant to help provide some detail about the features and why there seems to be an inconsistent ability to utilize these features across networks and programming.

Why aren’t all channels available via Replay TV?

The reason not all channels are available via Replay TV is that not all networks grant us the right to offer what is called ‘Look Back’ in the TV industry. The TV Networks (ABC, TBS, ESPN, etc.) tell C Spire if we can record their content automatically and allow our customers to view previously aired shows.

And to take this a step further, even for a network that regularly allows for Replay TV content, there can be individual shows that they say can not be included.

To get a better sense of what channels allow Replay TV and which channels do not, please refer to our online channel lineup.

Why don’t all shows have Start Over feature?

The reason not all shows allow you to rewind to the beginning is that not all networks grant us the right to offer this feature. TV Networks tell C Spire which shows and channels can have this feature and we simply enforce the rights that we are given.

Countdown to Valentine’s Day with Hallmark Channel and C Spire TV

Countdown to Valentine’s Day with Hallmark Channel and C Spire TV

Nothing warms up a chilly February like a weekend full of feel-good, romantic movies from our friends at Hallmark Channel (ch 112)! And this year, the ever popular network has some real gems in store.

Continue reading “Countdown to Valentine’s Day with Hallmark Channel and C Spire TV”

Local Channel Fee Increases 2018

Local Channel Fee Increases 2018

Starting March 1, 2018, C Spire TV and SNAP customers will notice an increase to the Local Channel Fee you pay each month for the local channels carried in your area. The local channel fee is a fee passed directly through to the owners of the local channels for permission to broadcast their otherwise free signal via our service.

  • Columbus / Tupelo DMA — $9.55
  • Greenville / Greenwood DMA — $14.64
  • Hattiesburg DMA — $13.10
  • Jackson DMA — $13.20
  • Meridian DMA — $12.80

We bring this to your attention as part of our continuing commitment to clear and consistent billing. To us, it’s an important part of being customer inspired.

How to watch the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games on C Spire TV

How to watch the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games on C Spire TV

Although taking place half a world away, the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be available to C Spire TV customers like never before. We’re very excited to offer this immersive global sporting experience which airs Feb 8 – Feb 25th.

Watch the Winter Olympics on TV

Olympics coverage will air on the following networks: NBC (Channel varies per location), NBC Sports Network (ch 256), USA (ch 124), CNBC (ch 506) and Olympic Channel (257).

PyeongChang is located 15 hours ahead of U.S. Central time zone. So live events will air at odd hours – often starting late at night and running through the early morning hours.

Each evening, your local NBC affiliate will air Primetime programming kicking off with Figure Skating and Freestyle Skiing starting at 7pm Central on Thursday, Feb 8th.

Check out the nbcolympics.com site for the full Winter Olympics TV schedule.

Watch the Winter Olympics on mobile and connected TV’s

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Every Olympic event will be available to stream live and on-demand on NBCOlympics.com, along with a wide spectrum of highlights and video features. Find the full live stream schedule of all your favorite Winter Olympic events and watch the action live from PyeongChang, South Korea on NBCOlympics.com.

NBC Sports app
Watch on your mobile device, tablet or connected TV by downloading the NBC Sports app, where you’ll find every Olympic event available to stream live or on-demand, along with the same immersive library of highlights and video features.

Log in to the NBC Sports app using the same username and password you use to sign in to watch C Spire TV.

C Spire TV Earns Award As Nation’s Top New TV Service

C Spire TV Earns Award As Nation’s Top New TV Service

We’re very excited to announce that our C Spire TV platform has received a top national television technology award from Cablefax for the 2017 introduction of the nation’s first app-based, live streaming digital commercial TV service.

A panel of TV and digital media industry experts judged C Spire TV  the top commercial television product, service or software last year.

We will be formally honored along with other award winners on March 6th during a special breakfast program at The Yale Club in New York City.  The program recognizes the industry’s most outstanding practices and products powering television technology and digital communications.

We built C Spire TV from the ground up based upon the needs of our customers. During various stages of development, we invited customers to help test and provide direction on what features and functionality they wanted most.  And since launch we continue to rely upon our customers to help navigate the course for this amazing new TV platform.

Update Available for C Spire TV on Amazon Fire TV

Update Available for C Spire TV on Amazon Fire TV

We’ve published the v1.4.27 update to the C Spire TV app for Amazon Fire TV to the Amazon Fire App Store. This app update includes various performance and stability improvements over the previous version. We recommend updating your app when prompted.

Amazon Fire TV App Update Notifications

Amazon has made some changes to the way they are handling app updates on the Amazon Fire TV platform. Previously, Amazon Fire TV would update apps in the background. However, we’ve encountered a new behavior where the platform is now prompting users to update as part of the app launch sequence.

So even if you have your apps set to update automatically, you will likely get a notification asking you to update your app.

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Appstore Notification on Fire TV
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App update dialog on Amazon Fire TV.

The update takes just a few seconds and you will be up and running with a version that is more performant and stable!